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July 16, 2010

Add Fruits to your Diet

Don’t you realize that we are blessed with lots of natural resources regarding food and diet? Fruits are one of them. If you want to enjoy healthy life, your diet should base on large portions of fruits. Fruits are enriched with such fibers that keep your metabolism in good condition, prevent from chronic diseases and balanced weight. Now people are getting far from use of fruits of their diet and several factors are reasons of this attitude. Tough schedule, eating on run and tempting to eat junk food are barriers to add fruits in diet.

This discussion is for providing you help in adding fruits in your diet. Follow the tips:

  • Taking glass of milk may be routine matters of many of you. Include some fruits with that glass of milk like apples, banana or strawberries etc. In the same way you can prepare milk shake with many other fruits easily available in the market.
  • Different types of salads are used by people in these days especially if you are diet conscious. Variety of fruits can be added in salad recipes.
  • Fruit juices can be added on breakfast in the form of fruit juices and cereals with fruits.
  • Use fruits as cut-up raw.
  • When you go to office, college or somewhere else, keep piece of fruit in your briefcase, bag or backpack.
  • Say good bye to snacks and keep bowl of fruits on kitchen counter, dinning table on office table.
  • Add fruits in your dinner meal as fruit dessert.

These are the easy ways by you can add fruits in your daily routine diet and have good health.

July 14, 2010

Facts about Olive Oils

Here is very useful information regarding facts of olive oils. There may be several reasons to use olive oils in cooking and having great health benefits also. Some of facts of olive oils include:

It’s natural

Olive oil is nothing but juice directly taken from fruits of olives and it is only oil that is got by pressing olive fruits. No heat or chemical are used in getting this oil from fruits. Olive oils and olive fruits are mostly used in cooking and people of all regions.

Flavor

Olive and olive oils have just good taste. However their taste varies according to different types of olives. Taste of ripe olives is smooth, buttery and mellow.

Nutrition

If we talk about nutritional value of olives or olive oils, they are enriched with vitamin K, E and A. other nutritional ingredients of olive oils are polyphenols, squalene, oleocanthol and triterpenes. Choosing olive oils is healthy choice for your cooking.

Hydrogenated

Olive oil is one of hydrogenated free oils and very good for health. Hydrogenation is dangerous for health and produce trans-fats in the body.

Heart and cholesterol

Olive oil is good for heart and cholesterol diseases. Its powerful antioxidant ingredients like polyphenols lower cholesterol level and also prevent heart diseases.

Cancer

An authentic research is taken by professors of Oxford University and they believe that olive oil is much better for many types of cancers like skin cancer, breast cancer and colon cancer.

Olive oils are much beneficial regarding healthy and versatile cooking, home remedies, prevention of many diseases and having beauty. It works than you think ever.

July 7, 2010

Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Here are some health benefits of tomatoes for your convenience:

  • Large consumption of tomatoes will improve your skin complexion and texture.
  • Tomato is one of natural foods that are blood purifiers.
  • Tomatoes are very good in controlling blood pressure and heart diseases.
  • Availability of vitamin K in tomatoes helps you to prevent hemorrhages.
  • Red pigments in tomatoes fight against cancer cells.
  • Eating tomatoes without seeds lessen the risk of kidney stones and gall stones.
  • Tomatoes are good in keeping your hair and eyes shiny.
  • You will be amazed that tomatoes reduce the damages of smoking if you are addicted of smoking.
  • Tomatoes keep the blood and sugar level under control.

Nutritional Value of Tomatoes

Here is very good information regarding nutritional value of tomatoes and we will discuss this topic per 100gms tomatoes:

  • Vitamin A, B, C, K
  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Proteins
  • Iron
  • Phosphorus
  • Calories

Whenever you go to buy tomatoes, choose most brilliant shade of red tomatoes.

May 15, 2010

Effects of Over Dieting

Chronic dieting is such type of dieting in which a person overly focuses on dieting and it is absolutely unhealthy activity. People do starving to reduce their weight and become smart over nights. Actually it is very important decision that how you should plan your eating habits that can be helpful in keeping you smart as well as healthy. Most of people go wrong in the selection of meal plan specifically for dieting and this thing obviously affects their body adversely. If people tend to restrict them from taking their favorite food and avoid anything that can be healthy for them without achieving realistic goals of dieting, dieting plan goes in smoke and it leaves bad psychological and physical effects.

Here we will discuss some ultimate effects of over dieting as over dieting has become a common problem of youngsters to get super thin body and modal look. Mostly women are seen involved in dieting and become extra curious in this matter and commit over dieting and have bad effects on their health. Over dieting results in several effects on your body and mind that include:

  • Creation of decreased resting energy expenditure
  • Higher thyroxin level
  • Lowered dietary restraint abilities
  • Decreased level of leptin
  • Slowed metabolism
  • Lessen leaned body mass ratio
  • Decreased insulin responses at meal time

From affects or factors of over dieting, you can imagine that over dieting for long term prohibits your body from achieving goals of dieting in better way. With over dieting to extreme level you will have to face some severe problems like slow metabolism, poor functionality of body parts, stress level is increased and happiness decreased. People who tend to do over dieting must think about this problem seriously and have to leave this kidding to make their lives happy and long span.

March 16, 2010

Nutrition Guide for Women

Food provides the combination of nutrition, minerals and fibers to stay healthy. Food is not taking for just health and fitness of body but also for life itself. Eating a balanced and well equipped diet becomes easier when you have clear understanding of necessary nutrition and minerals for body. Six nutrients are considered most important for a healthy body and mind. Carbohydrates, proteins and fats are three nutrients of those six and build up the health of mind and body of individuals.

It is also very important that which amount of nutrients and mineral can be consumed by a human body. This important point can be classified in terms of several categories of human body as men, women, kids, old ones and people of different age groups.

Here we will discuss the good nutrition for women of all ages that are necessary for their health.

A well balanced diet consist of all types of grains, vegetables, fruits, meat and poultry, milk and dairy products etc. all these food items provide the women required energy and should be included in diet with good combination and balance. Some important food items for women are:

  • Plant-based food
  • Calcium food
  • Iron-rich food
  • Well balanced protein diet

Women are strictly suggested to avoid any type of alcohol and caffeine. Fast food snacks and junk foods are also forbidden to women as they disturb the digestive system and over burden the working of stomach. Women should focus on carbohydrates food such as potatoes, brown rice, grained seeds and others like that.

Eating habits of women are also very important in their health of body and mind as well. Breakfast should also be included in the diet as a start of the day. Proper diet should be taken regularly. Health fat should also be taken as a part of their diet as it is beneficial for women from several aspects. Foods enriched with healthy fats include olive and canola oil, fish and sea food, peanut butter, olives, almonds and nuts etc. women should also avoid packed minerals and fibers as they badly affect the different parts of body.

March 13, 2010

Healthy Diet for Kids

Making sure that your child is having proper and health diet according to his/her physical and mental growth requirement is very hard than before. Now the latest trends of food and eating have changed the situation at all. Kids are encouraged to eat processed food through attractive advertisement and beloved cartoon characters of kids. Superstore shelves are overflowed with such food items for kids that are enriched with sugar, salt and other chemical additives. To prepare the diet chart for kids has become more difficult for the parents.

Here is description of averages of nutrition that must be included in kid’s meal.

  • Plate should be filled with such food items having 33% of starchy food, 33% fruits and vegetables, 15% dairy food items, 15% proteins and 3% fats.
  • Carbohydrates should be included in the routine diet of kids as they play vital role in enhancing the energy of kids. Rice, bread, wheat, maize and pasta can be included as the enriched carbohydrate diet for kids.
  • Fruits and vegetables are good source of providing the kids with vitamins, necessary minerals and fibers. Serve the kids fruits and vegetables as five time serving per day. This serving can be in the form of salads, juices and puddings.
  • Dairy products are also very important part of kid’s diet as they provide the kids with protein, calcium and fat. Milk, yogurt, cheese and butter make the kid’s bones and teeth healthy. Serve them with dairy products in different forms and colors.
  • Diet of kids should consist of meet, eggs and protein enriched diet for building of their muscles.
  • Oil and fat should also be the important part of kid’s diet and product of low calories should be given to kids for proper functioning of their body parts.
  • Parents should try to teach the kids good and healthy eating habits to keep them safe from different diseases and healthy.

By following the information given above you can prepare the diet chart for your kids having balanced diet of kids.

March 10, 2010

Diet for Diabetic patients

Diabetes is a common disease and people suffer in this disease across the world. In this disease, amount of sugar enhanced in blood and this thing cause shortage of insulin in the human body. Diabetes may be an inherent disease.

Special diet is recommended by doctors for the patients of diabetes. Here are some eating and diet tips for the patients of diabetic patients.

  • Add lots of fruits and vegetables in your meal.
  • Choose grain products food items on regular basis.
  • Fish must be necessary item of your diet at least 2-3 times in a week.
  • Avoid food having lot of fate and cholesterol.
  • Include dried beans in meal like kidney and pinto beans.

Here are some food items that diabetic patients should avoid eating. These include:

  • Sugar food items like sweets, jam, jellies, ice cream and cold drinks etc.
  • Food items of bakery as cake, pastries, sweet biscuits, pudding.
  • Fruit juice s, chew gum, chocolate and packed fruit.

The points mentioned above are necessary for the health and recovery of diabetic patients. These points are recommended by American Diabetic Association for specifically diabetic patients while planning their meal of the day.

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